Astrophel and Stella LXXXIV

Original Text: 
Sir Philip Sidney, Sir P. S. his Astrophel and Stella ([J. Charlewood] for T. Newman, 1591). STC 22536. Facs. edn. (Menston: Scolar Press, 1970). PR 2342 A7 1591A Robarts Library. Cf. Sidney's Arcadia. Facs. edn. (Delma: Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, 1983). PR 2342 A5 1983
1Highway, since you my chief Parnassus be,
2And that my Muse, to some ears not unsweet,
3Tempers her words to trampling horses' feet
4More oft than to a chamber melody.
5Now, blessed you bear onward blessed me
6To her, where I my heart, safe-left, shall meet:
7My Muse and I must you of duty greet
8With thanks and wishes, wishing thankfully.
9Be you still fair, honour'd by public heed;
10By no encroachment wrong'd, nor time forgot,
11Nor blam'd for blood, nor sham'd for sinful deed;
12And that you know I envy you no lot
13Of highest wish, I wish you so much bliss,--
14Hundreds of years you Stella's feet may kiss.
Publication Start Year: 
1591
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.173; RPO 1996-2000.
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